Darryl Singer, of Singer Barristers Professional Corporation, has also been receiving calls about the statement of principles.
“First of all, I think it is unnecessary,” he explained. “As the owner of a law firm I am obligated in three different ways to ensure that I do not discriminate or harass in any way. I am obligated first and foremost as a licensee of the law society. I’m bound by the rules of professional conduct. I’m already bound not to discriminate and harass based on that. That applies to all lawyers, whether you’re a law firm owner or not. Number two, as a business owner it goes even further. I am also bound by the Employment Standards Act. I’m also bound by the Ontario Human Rights Code.”